Waiting on Wednesday: August 23rd

Hi Munchworms!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine and gives us a chance to show off the books we are really looking forward to.

During this final week of August, my three most anticipated releases of August are being published! I’m pretty sure at least one will be yours as well, really.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to spot them in a bookstore as soon as possible, haha!
Or at least before October starts, since September will be dedicated to sequels


August 29th

All Rights Reserved (Word$ #1)In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.

Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks (“Sorry” is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.

But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speechrather than say anything at allshe closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.


August 29th
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I Needed to Win.
They Needed to Die.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.


August 29th

29749085She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.


Which one are you looking forward to most?
WONDER WOMAN!
And.. Mask of Shadows, of course.

Kathy

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13 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: August 23rd

  1. All Rights Reserved was an AMAZING read. I devoured it and it holds a spot at the top of my list of favorite books of 2017.

    I liked Wonder Woman: Warbringer quite a bit, and I’m looking forward to reading Mask of Shadows because it sounds really good.

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    1. I snagged a lot of great books at BookExpo this year. I hadn’t even planned for All Rights Reserved. It was just available while I was waiting to get my copy of Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, and now I’m so incredibly glad that I got it.

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    1. I had the same feelings when I encountered that book but in the end I’m mostly intrigued and curious!
      I haven’t seen the film either, but that was mainly because the cinema is just too expensive and I’d rather read the book first anyway, haha.

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    2. You will have the feeling of All Rights Reserved still being scarily plausible after reading it. But I think it is absolutely a book worth reading.

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